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7 (4) Gwydir Street

History of 7 Gwydir Street

1867: Rev Richard John Geldart sold land to Joseph Sturton, wholesale chemist of Fitzroy Street

1868: Land sold to William John Bowyer, surveyor, for £202

1876: William Bowyer sold land to Charles Wright, builder for £315. This may be the plot for the 6 houses nos 5-15.

1877: Charles Wright sold to Joseph Turner Bailey for £168; this would have been the plot for nos 5, 7 and 9. At this time the houses were still numbered consecutively and this would have been number (4).


Henry Leeder, head, 60, tailor, b Cambridge

Ann, 64, wife, 64, tailoress, b Cambridge

Emily A, 35, tailoress, b Cambridge

1884: George Moon, carpenter


George Charles Wilson, head, 24, postman, b London

Eliza, wife, 21, b Cambridge

George Henry, son [?], 17, b Cambridge

Arthur, son, 10 days, b Cambridge


Frederick W Dean, 43, printers machine minder, b Cambridge


Charles F, 17, general smith, b Cambridge

Arthur O, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge

May, tailoress

Corenda, 11, b Cambridge

Cecilia, 7, b Cambridge




Corenda Dean, 52, widow, private means, b Swaffham

May, 23, domestic cook, b Cambridge

Violet, 13, b Cambridge

Daisy, 12, b Cambridge

Lily, 8, b Cambridge


Mrs Dean

1917: Joseph Bailey died and left a life interest in the house to Stephen Thompson of the earl of Beaconsfield Beerhouse. On his death the house would pass to the Governors of Addenbrookes Hospital, but after a change in the law in 1925, Thompson was able to be owner outright with no conditions.

1948: Stephen Thompson sold property to Arthur Octavius Dean and his sister Cecilia and Lily for £350.


Misses C & L Dean


Miss C Dean

1978: Cecilia Dean sold property for £10,000

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